This email is sent to all Speedy Mirror users.
I would like to give speedymirror.com to anybody who wants it,FOR FREE. Read on.
Despite all expectations, Speedy Mirror is a project created by one single person – me. No employees, no staff, nothing. Just me and the servers. I made the web design, I rent servers in different countries and I wrote the mirroring system from scratch. But no matter how much gifted and skilled technical professional I am, I suck big time in marketing.
The service started because a client of mine requested me to develop it. He paid all the server costs and for that reason he had all CDN services for free with Speedy Mirror. Like unlimited transfer. Since all costs were covered, selling the CDN services to others meant NET profit for me, so far so good. I wasn’t able to sell the service to huge amount of people but I didn’t care much since I had enough to cover the costs. Later on, I lost that client (he sold his entire business to someone for $3 million, and the new owner had his own solution).
Total cost to run entire Speedy Mirror now is somewhere around $530 per month for the two servers. Total income per month is somewhere around 1 sale ($35) per month. That’s really bad.
就像作者所说的：“That’s really bad”。真是够糟糕的，看来作者本身并不善于市场营销，只是单纯对技术比较精通。因为按说SpeddyMirror靠免费CDN起家，但有收费项目，总不至于入不敷出，何况作者在下文中说现在有2000多免费用户。不过对于此次“免费出售”，作者也有自己的想法：
– I will transfer the domain to you
– I will outsource technical part for you for free!
– you will pay for server costs and you will earn all the cash
– you decide when new nodes are purchased, if any
– you will do the marketing etc
– if there are sales and the service starts earning big money, I may request 10% of NET profit.